The French side dominated the latter rounds of the tournament with a strong performance.
After two days of intense competition, Renault Sport Team Vitality have emerged victorious in the European Rocket League Spring Series. Fairy Peak, Kaydop and Alpha54 lost just four games on their way to the title as they proved their worthiness to be regarded as the best team in EU.
The first day started off as expected until Spanish side Canyons pulled off an insane upset over Dignitas. Tox and co. delivered a world champion-calibre performance as they took down Europe’s titans and booked their spot in the upper-bracket semifinals. Over in the lower bracket, FC Barcelona and Team BDS were the first teams to go. Barca failed to win a single game against Endpoint and Dignitas, certainly raising questions over their ability as a trio after a strong regionals performance. Although BDS did well to qualify for the finals not long after promoting to the RLCS, a defeat to The Clappers has certainly left a sour taste in their mouths.
The first stream also saw Endpoint and Vitality secure top-three spots with wins over Canyons and mousesports respectively. Endpoint looked incredible thanks to a strong debut from Metsanauris and some ridiculous demo-counts from Virtuoso. Despite things looking pretty grim for the French side once mouz took a 2-0 lead, Vitality were able to come back into the series, winning the subsequent three games with a scoreline of 13-5.
Day Two began with mousesports and The Clappers being knocked out in 5-6th. The Clappers performed admirably to make it as far as they did, but they were unable to take a tough series against Canyons. Dignitas had begun a strong lower-bracket run with a total scoreline of 12-1 in their sweep over FC Barcelona and they continued that run against mousesports, dropping just one game as they reached the top four.
Endpoint’s hot streak turned cold against Vitality in the upper-bracket final, with the British organisation unable to win more than one game before Dignitas punched their ticket into the lower-bracket final by taking down Canyons. Once Endpoint went 2-0 up in the series, Dignitas turned on the heat, winning four in a row (featuring a stunning wavedash goal from AztraL) to secure a rematch against Vitality that looked set to be an incredible series.
However, that’s not what happened.
Once DIG made it to the finals, they were completely and utterly destroyed. Vitality, already having a 1-0 lead thanks to coming from the upper bracket, conceded just two goals as they outplayed their opponents on the way to another championship. For Vitality, it was the perfect start to the long off-season and revenge was obtained over a Dignitas side who had bested them in the Regional Championship.
The final bracket looked as follows:
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